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Catherine Loughlin & Katherine Lang

In: Handbook of Work Stress

Chapter 17: Young Workers

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Young Workers
Young workers

Authors' Note: This study was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to Dr. Catherine Loughlin.

She thought she could handle the stress…. But then, one night after weeks of 18-hour days and constant travel, she staggered home at 7 a.m. Not to sleep. To shower. As she stood in the water, she started crying…. JP Morgan isn't the only firm driving its young employees insane…. All hire the brightest Ivy League grads and make them a deal: We will pay you $60,000 or more a year and give you glimpses of corporate luxury…. In exchange, you must work 70, 80, 100 hours a week through the best years of your life.

VanderkamLaura, USA Today

Broken Dreams … ...

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